Favorite products for flys?!?! - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 20Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 28 Old 04-11-2013, 10:40 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 11
• Horses: 0
This is great information!
I live in N. Florida and the mosquitos are HORRIBLE...also the white flies (I think that's what they are). I have just started using Repel-X on my mare's legs, face and belly combined with a fly sheet, neck sheet and face mask at night time when the bugs are at their worst. Poor thing looks like a lone ghost out in the pasture at night...LOL.
I'll try the Swat ointment on her ears and face during the day when the small face flies are the worst and maybe she won't have to wear her face mask during the day...It gets so hot and humid here in the summer...I hate to have to cover her during the day as well. ;)
Roadyy likes this.
tallygirl4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 28 Old 04-11-2013, 10:55 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
Posts: 4,303
• Horses: 4
I, also, live in N. Florida and have been rinsing all 5 with ACV. It does ok, but still see a few skeeters and flies around the head and chest. I have some SWAT in the medic bag so will give that a try.
tallygirl4 likes this.

I am Second
Born Once, Die Twice. Born Twice, Die Once.
Roadyy is offline  
post #23 of 28 Old 04-11-2013, 01:49 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Posts: 8,318
• Horses: 0
Thank heavens for small favors, we have no mosquitoes. But, I am w corporal, concentrate on controlling the fly population w all available means in conjunction w repellents. I have fewer flies than if I had no horses...control is your first line of defense. It's war!!!! For repellents, I always seem to return to repelX, although ultrashield seeme about as good. I used skinsosoft last year, I wouldn't say it worked any better - but it did work.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Missy May is offline  
post #24 of 28 Old 04-11-2013, 02:24 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
If the biting flies get really bad, you can wipe used, or new, engine oil on the horse's lower legs. Wipe it onto the hair and avoid rubbing it in. I use it when nothing else does. One product I've been very happy with is Absorbine RED. The bottle is red and it is also called RED. Hard to get it in Canada. When the insects are bad my horses want to go in about 9am where it's dark and will remain inside until almost dark outside. This means feeding them inside. If your horses use a run in, close it up by hanging old rugs or canvas tarps over the doorway. Make it as dark as possible. The bugs will stay out in the light.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #25 of 28 Old 05-11-2013, 08:58 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 11
• Horses: 0
I have been using "Freedom 45 Spot On" to control the Mosquitos for about a month now on my mare. I got it at the Tractor Supply when it was on sale 6 pack for $19.99 (normally $24.99 for 6). It works like the topical you use for dogs and cats. It claims to work for two weeks...and it really does! No mosquitoes land on her. Just thought I would share :)
Here is the link to product:
Freedom® 45 Insect Repellent For Horses, Pack of 6 - Tractor Supply Online Store
tallygirl4 is offline  
post #26 of 28 Old 05-12-2013, 12:20 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 635
• Horses: 0
Fly Predators are amazing! As for sprays, I love Clac Deo Lotion. It's great for horses with sensitive skin! :)

Strength is not defined by physical ability. It is determined by your actions and the compassion of your soul.
Bagheera is offline  
post #27 of 28 Old 05-12-2013, 10:58 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ga.
Posts: 301
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by tallygirl4 View Post
I have been using "Freedom 45 Spot On" to control the Mosquitos for about a month now on my mare. I got it at the Tractor Supply when it was on sale 6 pack for $19.99 (normally $24.99 for 6). It works like the topical you use for dogs and cats. It claims to work for two weeks...and it really does! No mosquitoes land on her. Just thought I would share :)
Here is the link to product:
Freedom® 45 Insect Repellent For Horses, Pack of 6 - Tractor Supply Online Store
I started using this a month ago as did a friend. It really seems to work here.
The gnats are much more interested in me than they are the horses.
No flies attacking on the trails!

There is occasionally a type of fly that wants to attack the under belly of the horses so I give them a poof of fly spray there when those things are around.
So far I am happy happy with the Freedom 45...course it's still early in the season yet.
tallygirl4 likes this.

Just DO it and be happy that you can!
acorn is offline  
post #28 of 28 Old 05-12-2013, 05:44 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,207
• Horses: 5
Give your horses a nice shady/dark shelter with a good breeze (or fan) and keep all the bug attracting plants (butter cups this time of year) mowed down and your horses will thank you everyday.
Posted via Mobile Device
PaintHorseMares is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite horse products website? JaneyWaney9 Horse Talk 6 03-25-2013 12:26 AM
help with yellow flys deer flys slingshot Horse Health 4 05-08-2012 03:52 AM
Favorite bathing products? Shampoos conditioners? Kymbadina Horse Grooming 19 05-14-2011 09:11 AM
Favorite products and websites/catalogs to use....share with a newbie! CelticAngel Horse Grooming 6 01-04-2011 03:19 PM
What Are Some of Your Favorite Grooming Products? mudypony Horse Grooming 36 09-10-2009 03:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome